Pakistan is dealing with the aftermath of unprecedented flooding that has directly affected 33 million people in the country. A third of Pakistan's land has disappeared under water and millions of Pakistanis have lost their livelihoods. Caritas network is helping the affected people secure the basic necessities of life. Caritas Czech Republic contributed CZK 250 000 from its crisis fund.
The extreme monsoon rains that have hit Pakistan this year have claimed the lives of over 1 400 people, including hundreds of children. At the same time, millions of people have lost their livelihoods, with dramatic consequences for vulnerable communities in particular. One million homes have been damaged or completely destroyed, 800 000 hectares of agricultural land devastated, and 740 000 livestock have been killed. The most vulnerable are the poorest inhabitants, who are in need of immediate humanitarian aid. Caritas is providing the basic necessities of life on the ground for those who have lost of everything.
Caritas is helping on the ground
Caritas network immediately launched an appeal to help the affected people in order to provide them with basic needs such as drinking water, food, hygiene items and shelter. Caritas Czech Republic also contributed USD 10,000 (about a quarter of a million Czech crowns) from its emergency fund. Our colleagues in Pakistan are providing immediate humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of people. They are providing shelter and medical assistance and distributing hygiene and food parcels.
Thanks to the crisis fund, Caritas Czech Republic can provide immediate aid where it is needed, especially in the aftermath of war or natural disaster. You too can contribute to the crisis fund so that we can respond quickly and provide immediate aid in the event of other humanitarian disasters.